Posted On: 10/16/20 11:42 AM

Maple Grove has won Section 8AAAA the last five years and are the favorite to hoist the trophy again.  As a top 5-6 team in state the Crimson are also a legit state contender. 

Key Wins in 19-20 (24-5):  Waconia, Champlin Park, Osseo, Park Center

Oops:  North St. Paul, Armstrong, Lakeville South, Spring Lake Park, Totino-Grace

Moving On:  The Crimson lost their best two players and four of their top six guys.   The graduation of Lovell WilliamsLovellWilliams6'2" | PGMaple Grove | 2020StateMN and RaShaun ParkerRaShaunParker6'2" | SGMaple Grove | 2020StateMN will be tough to deal with, but then again how many times have we said that about the Crimson and the continue to win 20 games and their section?  Williams and Parker were the go-to guys and Sean BergstromSeanBergstrom6'5" | PFMaple Grove | 2020StateMN as well as Sean O’DwyerSeanO’Dwyer6'6" | SFMaple Grove | 2020StateMN played important roles.  The biggest thing will be the playmaking from the backcourt needs to be replaced.  Six-foot-5, 195 pound Henry Fahnbulleh has also graduated and he played a key role inside (listed as a senior this year in the Breakdown book, but he has graduated). 

Returning Starters:  The Crimson have two starters returning:  6-foot-2 guard Jon HaakensonJonHaakenson6'1" | PGMaple Grove | 2022StateMN and 6-foot-4 forward Caden BoettcherCadenBoettcher6'5" | SFMaple Grove | 2021StateMN.  Haakenson is

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